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My Resume:

RESUME  for Jane Roberts


700 Cajon St. Redlands CA 92373 and or   home phone 909-793-4578 julianrob(at)aol(dot)com ,  cell when traveling 909-936-3434


Born Aug. 27, 1941 in San Diego, CA


1963 M.A. in French at Middlebury College Graduate School of French in France


1964-1970 member of French Department of the University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, rank of instructor.


1970-73  taught part time at the University of Redlands including the first women’s studies class, coached the women’s tennis team


1974 to 1990 taught part time French and tennis at a community college and also gave private tennis lessons. With my husband raised two kids.


1991-1999  taught French and coached the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams at Eisenhower High School in Rialto, CA


1999-2001  tutored reading several hours a week at Kingbury Elementary School next door to my house in Redlands, CA.


2001  joined the PLANET campaign sponsored by the Hewlett and Packard Foundations to try to urge Americans to support international family planning.


2002  cofounded 34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund  


2003  Traveled to Mali and Senegal as a guest of UNFPA to see their work on site.


2003  one of the Women of the Year for MS Magazine and received a Special Recognition Award from the Population, Reproductive Health, and Family Planning branch of the American Public Health Association.


2004  one of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century for Women’s eNews.


2005  With Lois Abraham, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the 1000 Peace Women Project under the patronage of UNESCO in Bern, Switzerland. 2005 was the 100th anniversary of the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.


2005  My book 34 MILLION FRIENDS of the Women of the World was published by LadybugPress.


Since 2002, I have traveled to 35 states and spoken at over 50 colleges and universities and to civic, law, environmental, women’s, church, and public health groups about 34 Million Friends and the deeper issues of population and development, of the environment, and of the human rights of women and girls. I have had perhaps 40 radio/TV interviews. 


Since 2002 I have collected contact information for individuals, organizations, and media personnel, (about a 150 page list) whose interests may coincide with 34 Million Friends and with the film on gender inequality.


Oct. 2007   I attended the international conference on maternal health in London to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Safe Motherhood Initiative ( ) and the second Women Deliver conference in Washington D.C. June 7-9, 2010. See


2007-2010 Involved in discussions about a major motion picture documentary about gender inequality worldwide with particular emphasis on women’s and girls’ access to education and health as it relates to the Cairo Consensus and the Millennium Development Goals. This had the strong backing of (now deceased) Allan Rosenfield, Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and has the backing of Nafis Sadik, former Executive Director of UNFPA. The planning proposal has been funded by the Packard Foundation and the final proposal is now being sent out to several foundations and private funders.


I coordinate my activities with the United Nations Association, Pasadena, CA chapter


2008  named Purpose Prize Fellow through Civic Ventures which encourages older Americans to have socially useful “encore” careers.


2009  Global Citizenship Award from the United Nations Association, Southern California Division.


September 8, 2009. “Jane Roberts and Her 34 Million Friends” was the second half of Chapter 8 in “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” by Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn .


On March 8, 2010, International Women’s Day, Jane Roberts was on Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview program with Jerome McDonnell  talking about UNFPA, gender inequality and  Millennium Development Goal number 5: Improve Maternal Health.


2010  Jane has written several published articles available at with a click on ARTICLES. 





Jane Roberts,cofounder 34 Million Friends